NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a report within four weeks from the government on the alleged sexual assault of a minor girl student inside an MCD school.
The victim has accused a sports teacher of the school of sexual harassment.
In a statement, the NHRC said it has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that a girl studying in Class 3 in an MCD school in east Delhi was “subjected to rape” by a sports teacher, it said.
“The commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raise a serious issue of human rights violations of the victim. It has issued notices to the Delhi Chief Secretary and the Delhi Police Commissioner to submit a report within four weeks,” it said.
NHRC notices to the Delhi Chief Secretary and the Police Commissioner over the reported sexual assault of a minor student in an MCD school by the Sports Teacher. For details at https://t.co/v0Fn0dmpSc @ANI@PTI_News@PIB_India@DDNewslive@airnewsalerts@ians_india— NHRC India (@India_NHRC) February 10, 2023
A 45-year-old teacher, Umakant, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting the eight-year-old girl. A resident of Ghadoli village here, he was also given the additional responsibility as the school’s sports teacher, according to police.
The incident took place last week when the child was allegedly lured by the accused and taken to a secluded place inside the school where he sexually assaulted her, the police said.
According to the report, Both the officers have been asked to submit the report within four weeks.
According to the website of the commission, this step has been taken after taking suo motu cognizance of a report published in the media on Thursday.
According to the NHRC, a minor girl studying in class III in an MCD school in East Delhi was allegedly tried for rape by a sports teacher of the school.